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Broken Hand (cont.)

Broken Hand Prognosis

Because hand injuries and finger injuries can be handicapping, it is extremely important that they are evaluated promptly and thoroughly.

The prognosis and healing time depends on whether the injury involved a joint, whether tissue was lost, whether infection occurred, and often how well you follow instructions. Many seemingly minor fractures will require surgery followed by physical therapy to regain the maximum amount of function.

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